Dr Tian, Xiaoli
Xiaoli Tian is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Hong Kong. She received her Ph.D. from Department of Sociology, The University of Chicago. Her research interests include how preexisting knowledge paradigms and cultural norms influence the way people respond to unexpected transformations of their everyday routines. This interest is reflected in her two main lines of research: medical knowledge as situated practices and social interaction. She has written extensively on various forms of online interactions, including emails, blogs, online literature websites in China, social media, etc. Her writings have been published in American Journal of Sociology; Modern China; Information, Communication and Society; Journal of Contemporary Ethnography; Media, Culture and Society; Studies in Media and Communications; Chinese Sociological Review, Symbolic Interaction, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, among others.
Continuing these two lines of research, her current research focuses on various forms of online interaction, as well as Traditional Chinese medicine in contemporary China.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2008-08-01||Honorable Mention for the Graduate Student Paper Award competition: American Sociological Association Social Psychology Section||Research Achievement|
|2009-08-01||Student Paper Award: Communication and Information Technologies Section of the American Sociological Association||Research Achievement|
|2016-08-01||Outstanding Author Contribution in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence: Emerald Publishing||Research Achievement|
|2018-07-01||Early-in-Career Award: Society for the Studies of Symbolic Interaction||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|06/2012||Invited Conference Auditor||Conference on “Inter-Asian Connections III: Hong Kong”|
|10/2012||Manuscript reviewer||Chinese Sociological Review|
|10/2012||Manuscript reviewer||Studies in Sociology of Science|
|09/2007-08/2009||Associate editor of Book Review Board||American Journal of Sociology|
|09/2007-now||Manuscript reviewer||American Journal of Sociology|
|05/2015||Manuscript reviewer||American Journal of Cultural Sociology|
|2016-17||The Publication Committee (elected)||Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction|
|2017||Manuscript reviewer||Social Problems|
|2017||Manuscript reviewer||Sociological Forum|
|2017||Manuscript reviewer||China Perspectives|
|2017||Proposal reviewer||General Research Funding, Research Grant Councils, Hong Kong SAR|
|2016||Manuscript reviewer||Journal of Chinese Political Science|
|Spoken Language(s) (EN)||Spoken Language(s) (ZH)|
|Written Language(s) (EN)||Written Language(s) (ZH)|
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